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Author Topic: A browser maker  (Read 1815 times)

spainach

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A browser maker
« on: June 15, 2011, 05:33:02 AM »
Are there any software that could help someone without experience (such as myself) to develop open-source browsers (e.g. Firefox, Chromium, Inmunos and the like)? Simply put, a browser maker.

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Re: A browser maker
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 03:06:31 PM »
Are there any software that could help someone without experience (such as myself) to develop open-source browsers (e.g. Firefox, Chromium, Inmunos and the like)? Simply put, a browser maker.

Nope.

You'd have to be high to try and develop a browser from scratch. There are enough engines out there already, e.g. Trident, Gecko, Xulrunner, WebKit, Dolphin, etc.

The only sane thing to do is to wrap up one of those and create a browser that way.

But there's no software that will do that for you. Unless you count something like Visual Studio or Eclipse.

I've written a few custom browsers using different engines. That's the way to go.
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Re: A browser maker
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 04:23:38 PM »
About the closest thing I have ever seen, that doesn't really require any programming experience was something called Browser Bob, which allowed you to make custom IE/Trident based browsers. Artistic talent was necessary for best results. It wasn't suitable for an open source project, but it sure was fun and the results were pretty cool.

Unfortunately, it was pretty expensive for the Pro version and it seems to be abandonware now, so I am not sure if you can still buy it, which means you would be stuck with the limitations of the trial version and after 30 days you wouldn't even be able to use it any more.

You might still be able to get your hands on the older v2.1 freeware from somewhere though.






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Re: A browser maker
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 07:02:10 PM »
Brothersoft has the V2.1 freeware edition if you're comfortable grabbing something from Brothersoft.

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Re: A browser maker
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 07:12:04 PM »
There's an old IE customization SDK... I think it was for v4 or v5.x. There might be a more recent one. It was for corporate branding mostly.
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Re: A browser maker
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 09:28:18 PM »
Brothersoft has the V2.1 freeware edition if you're comfortable grabbing something from Brothersoft.

I would probably feel better about getting it from PC World.

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Re: A browser maker
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011, 10:42:29 PM »
Brothersoft has the V2.1 freeware edition if you're comfortable grabbing something from Brothersoft.

I would probably feel better about getting it from PC World.

That would make two of us.  :Thmbsup: